Asymmetric posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in patient with hyperplastic anterior choroidal artery

Andrea Romano, Pugliese Silvia, Pierallini Alberto, Francesca Tavanti, Giuliano Sette, Sara La Starza, Luigi Maria Fantozzi, Alessandro Bozzao

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Abstract

We describe a case of asymmetric PRES due to the presence of hyperplastic anterior choroidal artery (AChA) in a man affected by sever hypertension. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has become synonymous with a unique pattern of brain vasogenic edema and predominates in the parietal and occipital regions, accompanied by clinical neurological alterations. Sever hypertension is a risk factor that exceeds the limits of brain autoregulation, leading to breakthrough brain edema. In our knowledge this is the first case reported in literature, in which a similar vascular abnormality is linked to a PRES syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Headache and Pain
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome
Arteries
Brain Edema
Hypertension
Occipital Lobe
Parietal Lobe
Blood Vessels
Homeostasis
Brain

Keywords

  • Anterior choroidal artery
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • PRES
  • Vasogenic edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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Asymmetric posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in patient with hyperplastic anterior choroidal artery. / Romano, Andrea; Silvia, Pugliese; Alberto, Pierallini; Tavanti, Francesca; Sette, Giuliano; Starza, Sara La; Fantozzi, Luigi Maria; Bozzao, Alessandro.

In: Journal of Headache and Pain, Vol. 12, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 259-261.

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Romano, Andrea ; Silvia, Pugliese ; Alberto, Pierallini ; Tavanti, Francesca ; Sette, Giuliano ; Starza, Sara La ; Fantozzi, Luigi Maria ; Bozzao, Alessandro. / Asymmetric posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in patient with hyperplastic anterior choroidal artery. In: Journal of Headache and Pain. 2011 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 259-261.
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